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Jessica Williams Investigates Love Across Political Party Lines

Jessica Williams filed a new Daily Show report last night about what she calls the "worst kind of mixed marriage," or when Americans cruelly betray their political party by marrying someone who does not share all of their political stances and beliefs. Thankfully most of the people Williams attempted to romantically match up weren't as open-minded as that old, happily married couple she interviews in the beginning who have been nothing but traitors to their parties for 34 years and counting.

Amy Schumer Befriends Anna Kendrick in Her First MTV Movie Awards Promo

Amy Schumer is hosting this year's MTV Movie Awards, and the network released the first promo today featuring Schumer making a (very reluctant) new best friend Anna Kendrick. The awards show airs on MTV Sunday, April 12th at 8:00pm.

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan's 'Catastrophe' Is Coming to Amazon

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan's new Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe is coming to the States. Variety reports that Amazon has signed a deal with the show to stream exclusively on Prime Instant Video starting this spring. The series is currently in the middle of its six-episode first season and already landed a second season renewal. "Rob and Sharon have created an engaging, contemporary, funny and moving story,” Amazon exec Roy Price said on the news. "We are excited to bring Catastrophe exclusively to our Amazon Prime customers and can’t wait to hear what they think of the series." Check out a trailer for Catastrophe below:

Kristen Schaal Is an Ally of Subway Manspreaders Everywhere

The New York City subway system recently took on the issue of "manspreading," and during last night's Daily Show, Women's Issues Correspondent Kristen Schaal appeared to share her unlikely take on it: "As a woman who has struggled her entire life to keep her knees together, I am your ally."

David Letterman Sends Jay Leno an Invitation to Appear on 'Late Show'

Longtime late night nemeses David Letterman and Jay Leno might have a chat before Letterman exits Late Show in May. TV Insider is reporting that reps from Late Show have reached out to Leno with an invitation to appear as a guest on the show before it ends its run on CBS, but Leno has yet to formally accept the offer. Leno and Letterman most recently reunited in a 2010 Late Show Super Bowl ad with Oprah, but the last time Leno appeared as Letterman's late night guest was May 7, 1992 prior to the premiere of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leno said last year [...]

Letterman Asks John Oliver Why He Tasered Himself in Afghanistan

John Oliver was a guest on last night's Late Show, where he gave a detailed account of what it was like to voluntarily tase himself twice with a one-man audience in Afghanistan: "It hurts exactly as much as you'd think shooting yourself with electricity unnecessarily hurts." Watch another clip from the interview below:

US Adaptation of BBC Three's 'Cuckoo' Lands a Pilot Order at NBC

Strange Calls isn't the only adaptation to land an NBC pilot order today. After over a year in development, NBC has given a pilot order to a remake of British comedy series Cuckoo from longtime Simpsons producer Tim Long. The single-cam show follows "a daughter who comes back from a summer abroad after marrying a charming but infuriating eccentric named Cuckoo, much to her father’s annoyance." The original Cuckoo has aired two seasons on BBC Three so far and starred Andy Samberg as Cuckoo in the first season, while Taylor Lautner replaced him as Dale Jr. in the second. Watch a teaser for the British [...]

Fred Armisen on the Evolution of 'Portlandia,' 'SNL,' and American Accents

Portlandia's fifth season premiered on IFC earlier this month, and for longtime fans of the show, the newest crop of episodes have been the perfect culmination of four years' worth of exploring the many characters, small businesses, and human idiosyncracies in the magical world of Portland. But Portlandia isn't the only thing that's evolved and changed over the past few years — co-creator and star Fred Armisen has moved from his SNL roots to be the new Late Night band leader and has a brand new IFC show set to debut later this year, so it looks like 2015 will be another busy year for one [...]

Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, and Chris Pine Join 'Wet Hot American Summer'

As if the upcoming eight-part Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series couldn't get any better, Deadline reports that four major stars have been added to the already amazing ensemble: Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, and Chris Pine. Hamm will play a "secret spy," Wiig will play a "snobby counselor at the preppy rival camp Camp Tigerclaw,"and Pine's character is only described as "mysterious." The series is set to debut sometime this summer.

HBO Renews Duplass Brothers Comedy 'Togetherness' for a Second Season

The Duplass brothers' new HBO show Togetherness just landed a season 2 renewal. THR reports that the pay network has ordered a second season of the comedy-drama to premiere sometime next year. "We began our love affair with HBO in our parents’ living room in 1983," the brothers said in a statement, "and to have these brilliant, creative people put a ring on our fingers with a second season of Togetherness is a real-life dream come true." The new season will film in Los Angeles later this year, which will keep the Duplass guys super busy considering four-movie movie deal with Netflix they signed last week.

Watch a Special Super Bowl Edition of "Clueless Gamer" with Conan O'Brien

For the latest installment of Conan's "Clueless Gamer" on the upcoming Mortal Kombat X, O'Brien decided to make it even more competitive by traveling down to Phoenix to review the game with the Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch and the New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski. Near the end, the guys teach O'Brien how to create his very own touchdown dance, which involves saying "Farewell, chumps!" and rocking the football to sleep.

Eddie Murphy Confirms He's Attending the 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special

Huge news, SNL fans: Eddie Murphy is ending his 30-year SNL absence and is headed to the show's 40th anniversary special set to air on February 15th. Murphy revealed the news during a phone interview with News One when asked about why he's never returned to the show since leaving in 1984: "It's just timing. It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it … They're actually having a 40th anniversary I think in two weeks. I'm going to that, and that'll be the first time I've been back since I left."

'The Chris Gethard Show' to Premiere on Fusion in April

Back in December, Chris Gethard announced that his public access show The Chris Gethard Show is making the move to cable, and now we know its new home. In an announcement during last night's show, Gethard revealed that Fusion has ordered ten episodes of TCGS, which will debut on the network sometime in April. Ahead of the official announcement, I spoke with Gethard about why he's excited to bring TCGS to Fusion, what we can expect from the show, and what he hopes to bring to the table aside from a big chip on his shoulder.

Congratulations on the move to Fusion! Is there a premiere date yet?

We don't [...]

Key and Peele Get Ready for the Super Bowl with "East/West Bowl Pro Edition"

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are hosting Comedy Central's first-ever Super Bowl special Friday night, and today they released a clip featuring a brand new installment of their hit Key and Peele "East/West Bowl" sketches, this time for pros only. They brought along some real NFLers with amazing names too like D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Ishmaa'ily Kitchen, and Frostee Rucker.